Wayne Rooney has praised Tottenham striker Harry Kane and expects him to break his England goalscoring record, as per the Wayne Rooney Podcast via the Daily Mail.
Rooney appears resigned to Kane catching his tally of 53 goals and said he gets excited watching him and the rest of this new generation of England players.
He said: “I don’t think it’ll stand for 50 years like Bobby Charlton. Harry Kane, possibly the next two or three years will… He’s a fantastic goalscorer and his record for England is fantastic.
“It would be an honour to go and present him like Bobby Charlton presented me with the golden boot and I’m sure it won’t be before too long. I watch them (England) with excitement and happiness when they are winning.”
TBR’s View – Kane can surpass Rooney’s England tally and tournament contributions
Rooney accumulated the goals throughout his long England career but didn’t perform well at a tournament after his first one, Euro 2004.
Kane has already won the Golden Boot at the World Cup and has the focus and professionalism to go on and perform consistently on the biggest stages for the Three Lions.
Rooney, and some of his peers, didn’t have that focus despite having a better team on paper and if Kane can lead England to glory, he will usurp the Scouser in the eyes of history, even if he doesn’t break the goalscoring record.